Coroner’s Office Identifies Body Found in Goose Creek Lake

November 13, 2017, 10:33 am EST | Share:

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WTAT-TV) — Officials with the Goose Creek Police Department have revealed the identity of a body discovered in Crowfield Lake over the weekend.

On Saturday, two friends fishing at the lake said they noticed something floating in the water. One of the men thought the item was a mannequin, but upon closer look realized it was actually a body.

One of the men, Jeremy Ringold, went into the water and pulled the victim to shore while the other, Brian Wilson, called 911 to report the incident.

Both men said the victim appeared to have been deceased for an undetermined period of time and did not attempt to render life saving aid.

Ringold told officers that when they first arrived to the lake, they were parked behind a black Toyota Corolla. No owner was in sight. The car had a temporary tag from Enterprise Rental, but on the passenger’s side floorboard was an SC license plate.

A check with the DMV revealed that plate was registered to Tanya Vaughan-Youmans and a photograph was able to be transmitted to officers on the scene. They were able to identify the deceased as the same.

The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office was then notified and a joint investigation commenced.

An autopsy was performed on Sunday and the coroner’s officer was able to positively identify the subject as 38-year-old Tanya Vaughan-Youmans.

Officers say they do not suspect foul play, but an investigation is still ongoing.